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Old 11-08-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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Installed Ubuntu on imac g3 logged in, but then what?


WHat do I do after logging on to Ubuntu
 
Old 11-08-2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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What do you mean?

Do you have a graphic interface or text only?
 
Old 11-08-2009, 05:39 PM   #3
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Its text only right now
 
Old 11-08-2009, 06:19 PM   #4
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Issue the command 'init 5' (without quotes) to get to runlevel 5 (gui mode).
 
Old 11-08-2009, 07:11 PM   #5
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You need to set up xorg.

Please start by trying the following command:

Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Let us know what happens. Eg. if there is an error message tell us exactly what it is (also try putting it into google)

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Old 11-08-2009, 07:13 PM   #6
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Issue the command 'init 5' (without quotes) to get to runlevel 5 (gui mode).
Maybe on other distros but by default run levels 2 through 5 are identical on Debian (and I believe Ubuntu).

Evo2.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 07:26 PM   #7
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try typing "startx" (without the quotes).
 
Old 11-08-2009, 08:38 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Issue the command 'init 5' (without quotes) to get to runlevel 5 (gui mode).
says must be superuser
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You need to set up xorg.

Please start by trying the following command:

Code:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Let us know what happens. Eg. if there is an error message tell us exactly what it is (also try putting it into google)

Cheers,

Evo2.
said it is not installed how do I install it? also I'm a newbie so I may have trouble explaining/doing somethings
 
Old 11-08-2009, 09:15 PM   #9
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type sudo bash to become a super user.
then type apt-get install xorg and pray apt-get doesnt go haywire!
 
Old 11-09-2009, 03:11 AM   #10
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I would wonder - Which version of Ubuntu did you install? -and- How much RAM memory have you got?

My G3 only had 128Mb of RAM and would only run "old" Xubuntu.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 03:29 AM   #11
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I think you can install a fairly standard ubuntu desktop with the following command:

Code:
sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-desktop-environment
However, arochester raises a good point. How much ram do you have?
You can find out with the command:

Code:
free -m
The row "mem" in the column "total" will tell you how many mega bytes you have. If you have less than about 256, you may not want to be running the standard gnome desktop.

Cheers,

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Old 11-09-2009, 06:04 AM   #12
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okay re tried everything and it keeps on saying xserver-xorg is not installed

or

when I tried apt-get install xorg gnome-desktopenvironment it says
Reading package lists ... done
Building dependency tree ... done
E: couldn't find package xorg

also it says this is

Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS Ubuntu tty1


And for evo2 bit says I have 249
 
Old 11-09-2009, 06:37 AM   #13
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okay re tried everything and it keeps on saying xserver-xorg is not installed

or

when I tried apt-get install xorg gnome-desktopenvironment it says
Reading package lists ... done
Building dependency tree ... done
E: couldn't find package xorg

also it says this is

Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS Ubuntu tty1


And for evo2 bit says I have 249
That should be enough ram.

I think perhaps the pacakge might be called xserver-xorg in that version of Ubuntu.

So try:

Code:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg gnome-desktop-environment
For future reference, you can find the exact name of packages with:
Code:
apt-cache search something
Where "something" is your best guess at the name of the thing you are searching for.

A good guide on these commands can be found at:
www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 06:46 AM   #14
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6.06 is no longer supported; I assume that therefore the repositories have been moved from where your install is looking for them.

Try Xubuntu 8.04 (not sure if it's available for your processor)
 
Old 11-09-2009, 04:45 PM   #15
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Uhh still got couldn't find package xserver-xorg

I don't know how to use those commands so any other help?
 
  


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